The best ODI kits worn in cricket history
Taste is a big factor when it comes to ranking how good a cricket kit looks. Some prefer a retro look, in order to take a break from the fast pace of today’s world. Others prefer a chic and stylish design that looks funky. In this article, we have chosen the top 10 best cricket jerseys of all-time, that have been worn in ODI cricket.
The choices include both retro and current style picks. The design has played a big part in the choices that have been made. But, iconic achievements such as winning a Cricket World Cup in the jersey have also been taken into account.
So, these are our top ten cricket jerseys ever, in no particular order.
1. Pakistani 1992 CWC kit
This was a tough choice to decide between Pakistan’s 1992 Cricket World Cup kit or the 1999 Cricket World Cup kit. The former just about edged it due to the iconic moments that were witnessed in that kit, including Imran Khan lifting the trophy.
His “cornered tigers” wore this kit at the tournament. This is a nice clean kit, with minimal design but it looks very good because of that. The little details stand out very well.
2. Australia’s retro 2020 kit
Australia wore this retro ODI jersey during their ODI series against New Zealand in early 2020. We really like the mix of colours within the jersey.
The outfit is predominantly yellow, which you’d expect from an Australian jersey, but the stars are a great touch. It symbolises the dominance that we once saw from the Nation in the 1999 Cricket World Cup, which they went on to win.
A great shout amongst the best cricket jerseys of all-time.
3. New Zealand’s retro 2020 kit
New Zealand's retro kits for the Australia tour 😍 pic.twitter.com/SFZji0aHfI
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 10, 2020
Worn by New Zealand in the same ODI series against Australia, this jersey divides opinion by a lot of fans. Some don’t fancy the dual colours and prefer the Kiwis to don just the black and gold kit but we think it looks quite trendy. The silver fern, which is an unofficial National emblem, divides the two colours, blue and back quite well.
4. South Africa’s “green and gold” 2017 kit
Quite a funky kit that South Africa wore during 2017, we like the style in the middle. The green and yellow symbolise the Proteas national flag colours quite well. The flower blends in beautifully with the t-shirt to create a mosaic effect.
The Proteas should have performed better with this kit during that 2017 season in ODI cricket, but nevertheless it is the one that has been chosen. A unique kit, with multiple colours in cricket makes our list of the best cricket jerseys of all-time.
AB De Villiers donning the kit and smashing the ball around the ground, is one of our favourite moments in the jersey.
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5. India’s classic 2011 Cricket World Cup jersey
— ICC (@ICC) April 2, 2016
The most iconic of all kits worn by India. As always, the majority of the kit is blue but on both sides the three colours of the National flag can be seen. White, green and orange all blend into the sides of the t-shirt.
The iconic kit is best remembered for India winning their second Cricket World Cup, while wearing it and giving Sachin Tendulkar, an almost perfect gift for a fantastic career. Having both the Sahara and the Nike sponsor on their sleeves, gives more room for the India logo to stand out on the main shirt. A great touch, because the sponsor can attract the most attention at times, if the kit is not designed properly.
6. England’s “unique” 2017 Champions Trophy jersey
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 1, 2017
This kit is perhaps not a straightforward choice for most England fans, as kits in the past have tended to be light blue. However, this navy blue and pink has been chosen for its uniqueness. England wore the jersey during the 2017 Champions Trophy, in which they reached the semi-final of the tournament.
The New Balance sponsor on the main kit gives it a sharp look, just left of the England Cricket Emblem. Plus, the red logo Natwest sponsor below is an almost perfect shape and colour, since it matches with the rest of the jersey.
7. Sri Lanka’s iconic 2007 t-shirt
In recent times, Sri Lankan Cricket has struggled and fans have been unhappy, watching their team lose more games than they win. However, the 2007 Cricket World Cup kit should bring back happy memories. The likes of Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas donned this jersey, that helped Sri Lanka reach the final of the tournament.
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8. West Indies “clean” 2019 t-shirt
Donning the West Indies 2019 Cricket World Cup kit, in the picture above, is the “Universe Boss” Chris Gayle. He makes the jersey look more stylish than it possibly is, because it compliments the colour of his hair really well, due to the different shades. But, nevertheless we are impressed by the overall design.
The colour allows the yellow logo to stand out just right. Plus, the palm tree touch is symbolic of what the West Indies is all about.
So, which kit or t-shirt is your favourite, amongst the best cricket jerseys of all-time?
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